School Programs

Welcome to Old Town San Diego! K-12 programs offer students a unique opportunity to step back in time and explore the rich cultural heritage of California's birthplace. Through engaging, hands-on experiences, students will immerse themselves in the daily lives of early settlers, indigenous communities, and the diverse cultures that have shaped this vibrant area. Expertly designed curricula are tailored to meet educational standards while sparking curiosity and fostering a deep appreciation for history. Join us in Old Town San Diego for an unforgettable educational journey that brings history to life!

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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The Whaley House Museum

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Please Note: Under California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 3, Chapter 1, Section 4331, no one may solicit goods or services in a state park without a permit.  Also, per District policy, permits are required when bringing groups over 25 or more into any park, no matter the activity. In summary, permits must be requested through our Special Events office when any activity of any group size involves commercial or for-profit activity, as well as for any activity involving 25 person or more whether commercial or not.